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Blackboard Patent to Be Re-examined

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:32:34 +0000

Since I’ve weighed in on this issue before, I wanted to note — word has come via Harold and Chris of a Slashdot report that: “Groklaw is reporting that the US Patent and Trademark Office has just ordered a re-examination of the e-learning patent owned by Blackboard Inc, thanks to a filing by the Software […]

Blackboard adopts a ‘Patent the Obvious and Sue’ Revenue Model

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 15:37:38 +0000

Seems that eLearning vendor Blackboard is the latest tech company to switch to a “patent the obvious and sue” revenue model. According to this post by Harold Jarche they’ve –– Been granted a far-reaching patent for “Internet-based education support system and methods” Already filed a lawsuit against its main competitor Desire2Learn My understanding at this […]